During a Noon luncheon held today at the Embassy Suites in Cary, the Cary Chamber of Commerce recognized its 2007 Small Business Award winners. The ceremony drew business and community leaders from throughout the region to recognize those businesses that made a significant impact on the Cary business community throughout the past year.
Cary Mayor Ernie McAlister delivered welcoming remarks and thanked the Cary Business community for its long-standing commitment to making the town a driving force in the Triangle. Mayor McAlister was joined by David Finger, Chairman of the Cary Chamber of Commerce who noted that the Cary Chamber is proud to have a diverse membership ranging from large corporations such as SAS to the many small and medium-sized businesses that make up more than 80% of the chamber’s membership base.
Finger then announced the 2007 Cary Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Winners:
- Innovation Award: Savor Hospitality
- Community Service Award: Future Graphics
- Employer of the Year: Cary Car Care
- Entrepreneurial Award in Education: Hopewell Academy
- Charitable Partners Award: The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood
The highlight of the luncheon was the announcement of the 2007 Cary Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. This year’s winner was Hummingbird Creative group.. In presenting the honor to Hummingbird Creative, the firm’s employees at the luncheon were joined on the phone by Wendy Coulter, president of Hummingbird who was out of town and unable to attend. The Hummingbird team thanked the Cary Chamber for supporting the firm as it has grown over the years.
Crescent State Bank served as the Grand Sponsor of the event and was joined by Brian Barber Agency, Burns Bynum CPA, PA, and Smith & Associates/Cherokee Publishing as silver sponsors for the event.
To learn more about the Cary Chamber of Commerce, visit CaryChamber.org.